Monday, March 17, 2014

Stitching in Color and Fabric Scraps

Lately I've been practicing some of my embroidery stitches on pieces of felt. Embroidery helped calm my nerves through a tough time this winter. It's so expressive, yet so comforting. It's also social, because I'm not following a pattern, just making up my own thing, so I can visit and stitch at the same time. On these pieces it was fun to use fabric scraps and buttons too.

I finished another little patch -- so I think these are going to be little art quilts eventually. 

I have been using pearl cotton #5 flosses, because I love just knotting them around a floss holder (either a metal ring, or I also have actual floss holders, a lamb and a peacock) and by cutting the skein in half, all I have to do is pull out a strand and it is ready to go, it's the perfect length and there's no separating to do.
This basket-o-happiness goes all over the house with me.
Here's how all this doodle stitching started.
It was just a few basic stitches: straight stitches, French knots, satin stitches, and lazy daisy flower loops. But then it turned into its own little tapestry.
I love stitching in words that are a little hidden.
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch Happiness


  1. What a colourful, happy post...if it makes you feel good, then do it!!

  2. Gorgeous colours, the enjoyment you had in sewing it shines through.